By Hans Eichner
A severe and advertisement good fortune in German, ''Kahn & Engelmann'' tells the tale of a Jewish family members from rural Hungary, their immigration to Vienna within the nice days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, their loves, enterprise ventures and failings, and their eventual tragic destruction. Narrated by way of Peter Engelmann, who needs purely to overlook his previous, this hugely unique novel recreates a vanished Vienna with salty humor and humanity. In a voice that's beautiful with out being sentimental, Peter describes his get away from the Nazis via snowy woods, his makes an attempt to begin a brand new lifestyles in England and Canada, and his choice to immigrate to Israel. Written by way of an eminent pupil, himself a survivor of Nazism, ''Kahn & Engelmann'' is either an interesting novel and an important paintings of Holocaust literature.